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Skadden Arps Agrees to $4.6 Million Settlement in Ukraine Lobbying Case
WASHINGTON — A global New York-based law firm has agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle a Justice Department investigation into whether its work for a Russia-aligned Ukrainian government violated lobbying laws.
Chasing Nancy Pelosi’s bus to nowhere
Top House lawmakers learned of Trump’s sudden verdict to ground their military jet to Afghanistan while sitting in a tinted bus on the Capitol grounds, surrounded by a horde of journalists.
Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea
Washington (CNN)North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.
Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Apologizes for Anti-Gay Past
Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who last week announced she was running for president, apologized Thursday for her record of anti-gay rhetoric and her past work for an anti-gay advocacy group — issues that have emerged as an early obstacle as she pursues a long-shot bid for the Democratic Pa
Trump startled by cozy Barr-Mueller relationship
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Former Trump lawyer reconsidering plan to testify to Congress: adviser
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is reconsidering his plan to testify publicly to Congress next month out of fear for his family, an adviser to Cohen said on Thursday.
White House delegation cancels Davos trip
(CNN)The White House has canceled the planned delegation's trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday, the 27th day of government shutdown.
Democratic congressman says he's an 'Asian trapped in a white body'
Washington (CNN)A white member of Congress said Wednesday that he regrets offending Asian people after he reportedly said he is an "Asian trapped in a white body." Democratic Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii made the comment to a crowd Tuesday at an event for Asian and Pacific Islander American members of the
Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for president on June 16, 2015. It was the first time he promised that if elected, he’d see to it that the United States built a wall along its southern border. Over the next 18 months, the wall would define his candidacy. Two years into his first term
EDITORIAL : Politics Over Success
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told the country for three years that Indigenous relations are tops on his list of importance. Monday he showed how important. He dismantled one of the most innovative moves he made since taking office. He dealt with the spiderweb that is Indigenous Affairs, divided
Hindu ascetics lead millions in holy bath , but politics weigh
During the eight-week festival at Prayagraj in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, up to 150 million people, including a million foreign visitors, are expected to bathe at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and a mythical third river, the Saraswati.
Brazil 's Agora group leader urges women to lose their fear of politics
The gap between knowledge and action on issues such as climate change can only be overcome with new leadership that provides visibility to women, Natalie Unterstell, with Brazil's Agora movement and a member of the Homeward Bound expedition of 80 female professionals to Antarctica, told EFE.
In Defense of Politics
David Bromwich’s portrait of statesman Edmund Burke (1730–1797) is the first biography to attend to the complexity of Burke’s thought as it emerges in both the major writings and private correspondence. The public and private writings cannot be easily dissociated, nor should they be. For Burke — a t
Charlie Harper column : New year , new you , new politics ?
It’s a new year. Gyms are packed. Sales of diet plans and related foods are peaking. It’s going to be different this year, we all tell ourselves. We’re going to do better.
Religion meets politics as Bushiri church threatens interdict against Sanco
Religion and politics are going head to head after prominent charismatic prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s church has threatened the South African National Civic Organisation with legal action.
Tan Cheng Bock returns to politics and forms a new party called Progress Singapore Party
Dr Tan Cheng Bock announced on his Facebook page today (18 January) that he will be returning to politics and will be forming a new party called Progress Singapore Party. The former People’s Action Party Member of Parliament and candidate in the Presidential Election 2011 – who nearly won – said tha
Nearly 400 migrants detained after crossing under fence into US
(CNN)Nearly 400 migrants burrowed under a fence on the US-Mexico border earlier this week and crossed into the United States, four sources familiar with the matter told CNN. US Border Patrol officers stationed in the Yuma, Arizona, sector took about 375 migrants into custody on Monday after they had
Washington as Unruly Sandbox: Squabbles, Antics and Tantrums
WASHINGTON — In a week of White House tantrums and fast-food dinners, of canceled speeches and aborted congressional trips, it seemed fitting that Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, announced that she was going back to her job as an elementary schoolteacher.
The Baker Center hosts C-SPAN bus at UT , engaging interest in politics
The C-SPAN Bus visited UT’s campus on Thursday, Jan. 17, as part of its Southern Swing tour to engage with UT students, faculty and staff. The bus, first parked outside of Neyland Stadium and then the Baker Center, was a great way to get out of the rain for a few minutes and learn a little about pol
British stocks shrug off politics as results drive big moves
LONDON (Reuters) - Investors in British stocks turned their focus from political to company developments on Thursday as results from software firm Sage, Primark owner ABF, and bookmaker GVC triggered big moves and weak house sales data dented shares in housebuilders.